“The outpouring of affection and assist from household, mates and the neighborhood throughout this tough time means a lot to me,” the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air alum advised Us Weekly in late September, two days after information broke that the Boston Celtics head coach allegedly had an affair with a colleague in the NBA and was subsequently suspended for the 2022-2023 season.
“I ask that my privateness be revered as I course of the latest occasions. Above all, I’m a mom and can proceed to deal with my kids,” Lengthy, who shares son Massai, born in 2001, with ex Massai Z. Dorsey, and son Kez, born in 2011, with Udoka, added.
Following his suspension, the previous assistant coach for the Brooklyn Nets — who has been in a relationship with Lengthy since 2010 — issued an announcement apologizing to “our gamers, followers, all the Celtics group, and my household” for “placing [them] on this tough state of affairs.”
In their very own assertion, the Celtics declared that Udoka’s suspension was attributable to “violations of group insurance policies” — which allegedly occurred when having a purported “intimate and consensual relationship with a feminine member” of the group’s workers, in response to a report revealed by The Athletic.
The sports activities skilled and the Big Momma’s Home actress acquired engaged in 2015, although Lengthy has been candid about her ideas on finally strolling down the aisle — or not, revealing on Essence’s “Sure, Lady!” podcast in 2020, “I don’t know that I want [marriage] to really feel like I’m in a partnership that’s working.”
As for her relationship along with her kids, the mother of two can’t get sufficient of her children. “I like my boys. They’re the sunshine of my life,” the actress advised Rachael Ray in 2017. “They’re superb.”
Lengthy acquired emotional whereas including, “They make me a greater lady. The whole lot I do is for them. … I simply need them to have an amazing life and I need them to respect ladies and to like ladies,” joking, “I’m gonna cry now.”
The Deadly Affair star steadily shares candy photographs along with her children on social media, whether or not they’re celebrating a giant life second collectively or just hanging out and selfie-ing.
Preserve scrolling to see Lengthy’s household album with Udoka and her sons: